[caption id="attachment_674064" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-674064 " alt="Root led England in Ashes 2017-18 Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Root-gi4.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Root led England in Ashes 2017-18 Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ashes" target="_blank">Ashes</a> is one of the most high-intensity series and captaining either of the sides can be stressful enough to distract one from performing. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england" target="_blank">England</a> captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/joe-root" target="_blank">Joe Root</a> had additional issues to deal with, with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ben-stokes" target="_blank">Ben Stokes</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jonny-bairstow" target="_blank">Jonny Bairstow</a> having behavioural issues during the tournament. However, this did not affect Root s batting much and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/michael-hussey" target="_blank">Michael Hussey</a> praised him for that. <p></p> <p></p>"I actually think he's done quite well because there's been a lot of distractions for England," Hussey told <i>cricket.com.au</i>. "There's been the headbutting incident (involving Jonny Bairstow), the Ben Stokes saga playing out and there's been three losses in a row. He's been disappointed and he would have wanted to perform better as well. <p></p> <p></p>"But he's come across quite level-headed, not wanting to panic, not wanting to make any rash decisions that other people around him (have), with fans and the media calling for a few heads. I think that's a good sign and I think a tour like this can really help his education as a skipper and it could be the making of him," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Hussey said he could empathise with Root s situation. <p></p> <p></p> I was interested in one of his comments that maybe one of his faults has been that he's been trying too hard. I can empathise with that because I put a lot of pressure on myself and sometimes tries too hard. Sometimes the harder you try, the worse you go."